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MY FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

MY FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Like most families we love our traditions at this time of year. Sadly it’s the first year neither of my children believe in Santa, (although now we’re only a few days away from Christmas Max has … Continue reading

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MY NEW WEBSITE

Hello to my lovely followers and welcome to my new website for meandmybelle.com  For one of my birthday gifts my lovely husband Tony and kids Isabelle & Max arranged to have my website re designed and re branded so I … Continue reading

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HELLO DECEMBER

🎅🏻HELLO DECEMBER 2019 Woohoo!!! Tis the season to be jolly! I just love this time of year and the build up is just as good as the Christmas period. Putting your decorations up, making your house cosy, Christmas shopping, Christmas … Continue reading

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MY PERFECT DAY

MY PERFECT DAY As much as I love dressing up & going out, as someone who leads a very busy life my perfect day would be a Sunday at home with my family.  Being the business owner of a Theatre … Continue reading

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HELLO NOVEMBER 2019

HELLO NOVEMBER 2019 After a crazy September and first half of October leading up to our show, I had a week off for half term and it was bliss! Tony could only get one day off so we had a … Continue reading

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20 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU

20 STEPS TO A HAPPIER YOU Before you can make anyone else happy you need to make sure you are. It’s important to look after your own needs so you have the energy for everyone else’s. 1. Take some time … Continue reading

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ME & MY BELLE’S NEW WEBSITE 💗

I’m so excited as, over the next few weeks, ‘Me and My Belle’ is being updated to a new all singing all dancing website. I’m thrilled that so many of you are reading my blog posts regularly as I adore … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS IS NOW

HAPPINESS IS NOW We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, … Continue reading

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PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO

PUMPKINS, PRESENTS & PROSECCO I’ve been excited for this years birthday for weeks now. Not because I relish the thought of being 45 (agh! How did that happen?) but because of all the lovely plans I have & some time … Continue reading

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FLATTERING MAKE-UP IN YOUR 40’s

FLATTERING MAKE-UP IN YOUR 40’s The 40’s are a time when the fine lines that began to appear in your late 30’s start to get a bit deeper and when you may need to start reviewing your makeup routine. First … Continue reading

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BEING A MUM- THE BEST (& HARDEST) JOB IN THE WORLD

BEING A MUM- THE BEST (& HARDEST) JOB IN THE WORLD I wanted to be a mummy for as long as I can remember and, after a career as a professional dancer throughout my 20’s I came back home and … Continue reading

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LIFE’S LITTLE GEMS & LIFE’S LITTLE NIGGLES

LIFE’S LITTLE GEMS & LIFE’S LITTLE NIGGLES Life’s Little Gems Getting cut up by a speeding driver but then pulling up right next to them at the next set of lights Having enough change for parking No queue at the … Continue reading

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MIND OVER MATTER, BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF BELIEF

MIND OVER MATTER, BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF BELIEF As a dancer and a performer since the age of 2 it obviously takes a certain amount of confidence to get on a stage and perform in front of hundreds of people. … Continue reading

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40 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, HAVE AND HAVE DONE IN HER 40’S

40 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, HAVE AND HAVE DONE IN HER 40’S Are there some things that every woman “should” experience by age 40? I think by age 40 you should certainly have some ‘life experience’ and some fabulous … Continue reading

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HELLO OCTOBER 2019

HELLO OCTOBER 2019 How are we already in October? My birthday month, cosy blankets, snuggles, candles, pumpkins, Autumn colours. There’s nothing nicer than a crisp Autumn day when it’s cold but sunny and your senses are awash with all the … Continue reading

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50 Quick Beauty Tips & Tricks

Pillowcases in silk or satin are best for your skin and are less likely to cause wrinkles in the long term. These are also better for hair and helps avoid frizziness A dab of light eyeshadow in the inner corners … Continue reading

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20 THINGS MUMS & DAUGHTERS SHOULD DO TOGETHER

20 THINGS MUMS & DAUGHTERS SHOULD DO TOGETHER A CITY BREAK TOGETHER It’s always fun to explore a new city and what better way to do it than with mum & daughter. Isabelle and I always have a couple of … Continue reading

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THE ‘ME’ IN ‘ME AND MY BELLE’

via The ‘Me’ in ‘Me And My Belle’ Image -N/A Date -23/01/2018 38) THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD The Sunshine Blogger Award Hello everyone! I hope your having a lovely day! Today I’m doing this special post because I was nominated … Continue reading

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MY FIVE GOLDEN LIFE RULES

MY FIVE GOLDEN LIFE RULES 1. Try not to stress too much Easier said than done for me as I’m a bit of a worrier and stress head. As I’ve reached my 40’s I’m trying very hard to not let … Continue reading

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THINGS I LEARNT WHILST TRAVELLING THE WORLD IN MY 20’S

THINGS I LEARNT WHILST TRAVELLING THE WORLD IN MY 20’S To travel is one of the best life experiences you can have as there is so much to see out in the big wide world. I was extremely lucky that … Continue reading

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HELLO SEPTEMBER 2019

Summer 2019! New York, Beaches, Kite flying, Anniversary, Times Square, Swimming, Cinema, Restaurants, Fish & Chips, Friends, London, Loose Women Live, Britain’s Got Talent Live, Wembley Stadium, West End Shows, Broadway Shows, Laine Theatre Arts Summer School, Friends Fest, Bridlington, … Continue reading

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10 THINGS I’M MOST THANKFUL FOR

10 THINGS I’M MOST THANKFUL FOR My children Isabelle & Max The day I held each of my babies in my arms my love for them did, and still does overwhelm me. I am extremely blessed to have a beautiful, … Continue reading

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AN AMAZING WEEK IN THE BIG APPLE! – NEW YORK NEW YORK!!!

AN AMAZING WEEK IN THE BIG APPLE! – NEW YORK NEW YORK!!! As a professional dancer, one of my contracts was 9 months on a ship that sailed in and out of New York 3 times a week & from … Continue reading

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IT’S GOOD TO BE KIND

IT’S GOOD TO BE KIND In the wake of the tragic terror attacks we’ve had over the last few years, one of the things that stands out for me the most is seeing the kindness people of the general public … Continue reading

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LITTLE LUXURIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE

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THE PURE JOY OF HAVING A SON – MY MAX

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LEARNING TO SLOW DOWN

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LIFE SKILLS I WANT MY CHILDREN TO MASTER BEFORE THEY LEAVE HOME

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HOW TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF (TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE)

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BREAKING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

BREAKING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE Fear is essential to growth but all too often it’s easier to stay within your comfort zone. By forcing yourself to break out of your comfort zone and try new things it helps to … Continue reading

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